Friday, November 22, 2019

Petroglyphs and rock art

Brahmagiri megaliths

Brahmagiri is 180 metres high granite outcrop with numerous megalithic structures. Settled at least since the 2nd millenium BC. Ancient cemetery with 300 stone...

Thovarimala Ezhuthupara

Cave with prehistoric (around 8,000 BC) pictorial writings. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.7240 N 76.2488 E Categories: Petroglyphs and rock art, Prehistoric and ancient inscriptions Values: Archaeology Rating: Where is located? Asia, India, Kerala,...

Kupgal petroglyphs

Huge amount of Neolithic petroglyphs in unusual locations - peculiar rock formations with deep depressions. Many petroglyphs depict cattle, also people herding animals. Some...

Edakkal Caves

Cave with unusual archaeological monument: 6 - 8 thousand years old petroglyphs which resemble ancient writing. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.6261 N 76.2353 E Categories: Caves, Petroglyphs and rock...

Madjedbebe rock shelter

Shelter contains finds of the oldest known humans in Australia, 65,000 years old. Site contains world's oldest ground-edge axes and is adorned with some...

Wary Bay rock art

Impressive indigenous rock art with first contact art and Wandjina figures. Location, GPS coordinates: 14.4737 S 125.1474 E Categories: Petroglyphs and rock art, Prehistoric cave and rock paintings Values: Archaeology Rating: Where...

Mulka’s Cave

Cave - grotto under giant granite monolith. Contains 452 drawings - Aboriginal art from around 4500 BC and more recently. Most of the images...

Depuch Island rock art

Rocks and boulders on this small island are covered with rock art by Ngaluma people to whom it is important site of legends. Location, GPS...

Tunnel Creek

Approximately 750 m long cave - tunnel with a stream running through it. Very old cave system, approximately 20 million years old. Amazing speleothems,...

Abracurrie Cave

Possibly the largest single cave chamber in the southern hemisphere, with a volume of some 150 thousand cubic meters. Contains Aboriginal stencils - deepest...